Canada

Challenging CETA’s Ratification

Non-government organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are restating their arguments against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. In the first section of a two-part report from the Paris leg of a CETA and TTIP European Tour by experts, ARC2020 looks at the warnings given by the Council of Canadians. [...]

14 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

Breaking: CETA Court may be subject to EU Court Test

In what is a fast moving a still fluid situation, it appears the Walloon administration in Belgium may have made CETA signing conditional on a significant change - the international court element to the treaty may now, it appears, be subject to European Court scrutiny. [...]

27 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

CETA Teeters on the Edge as Wallonia Under Pressure

In what has been a dramatic few days of high level diplomatic wrangling, walk outs and crisis meetings, the Belgian region of Wallonia appears today (Monday) to be holding firm to its position that it will block ratification of CETA. Will Wallonia cave to the enormous pressure its under? And what's next for the EU and CETA? Article includes text of Wallonia CETA parliamentary resolution. [...]

24 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

Commission to Railroad CETA

In what has been an absolutely tumultuous week for the EU and its institutions, Jean Claude Junker has announced that the European Commission intends to approve the EU-Canada trade deal CETA without national parliament approval. [...]

30 June, 2016 // 0 Comments